Right. The Pope is a Climate Change Alarmist. And he, like other Climate Change Alarmists, is also known for being a Very Religious Person and drawing conclusions based solely on faith.
That *was* your point, right...?
>> promote the notion that they are up against a global conspiracy of scientists.
No. The scientists are just the dupes, the pawns needed to lend credibility to the scheme. The global conspiracy consists of the powers that want to siphon off the wealth from 1st world nations and redistribute it elsewhere, while lining their own pockets during the shell game.
>>global warming denial is almost identical to that of evolution denial
You should not conflate the two in any way. A fraction of Evangelicals, who themselves are a tiny fraction of Christianity, believes in Evolution, while a huge -- and growing, weekly -- percentage of the overall population believes that "climate change" is not the immediate dire threat the Alarmists make it out to be.
Careful here. This whole thread arose from the clear and comical similarity between the angry threats, chastisements, indignation, etc. routinely expressed by the Alarmists and the fire-and-brimstone rhetoric of certain Baptist preachers. It's quite striking and humorous.
Climate Change is not a religious issue for those who "deny" it. (The other side, arguably yes...) You're confusing it with Evolution.
But keep ranting, you're making anti-religious bigots look like angry, confused assholes here at the top of the page. Carry on...
It's the Climate Change Alarmists who behave more like religious zealots.
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Happy to help.
He got better?
Seriously, that's the whole point. The only reason the OT is included as part of the Good Book is that it helps provide context and narrative. That, and the fact that the early Christians were Jews first and old habits die hard.
The Bible is a story of civilization's redemption, not a Chinese menu where different sects can take one from Column Leviticus and two from Column Galatians. An overwhelming majority of Christianity gets that, but the butt-hurt and snarky will always point to the one or two sociopath Baptist cults like Westboro as if these in any way represent modern Christianity.
>>Teachers too are under pressure to cover the material.
>>She stated, "There's pressure on me and the kids to perform at a higher level academically."
>>"decoding word drills, practicing sight words, reading to themselves and then to a buddy, counting up to 100 by ones, fives and tens, practicing simple addition, counting money, completing science activities about living things, and writing in journals on multiple occasions."
Thank you, Slashdot, I feel a little bit better about the future of our great country today
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.